The “Me Too” and “Times Up” movements have elevated the national conversation around gender-based harassment in the workplace. Now, it’s our responsibility to consider the ways in which these issues can present themselves in our own cities, and what we can do to prevent them as well as support colleagues and friends.

 To encourage discussion around these issues, we’re welcoming The United Women in Business Foundation (UWIB) to CHIEF in a session entitled  “Advocates & Allies: Overcoming Workplace Gender-Based Harassment.” Attendees are invited to come out and join the discussion, which will be guided by female leaders to encourage conversation around how these cultural movements are influencing DC workplaces.

 Specifically, this event will seek to answer the following:

  • How do panelists see “Me Too” and “Times Up” movements playing out the workplaces? What are the biggest areas/opportunities to tackle in business?
  • Who can start conversations about gender-based harassment? What tools do women need to take the lead on these conversations?
  • What are the risk-factors and upstream behaviors that can lead to downstream gender-based harassment?
  • What are the existing venues and support systems that can help women tackle issues of inequity and harassment in the workplace?


6:30 - 6:50: Arrival and Networking

6:50 - 7:00: Welcome and Introductions

7:00 - 7:40: Panel Discussion featuring speakers below

7:40 - 8:00: Audience Q&A

8:00 - 8:30: Wrap Up



M. Reese Everson

M. Reese Everson is an author, attorney, women's rights advocate and social entrepreneur


Lisa J. Banks

Lawyer & Partner, Katz, Marshal, & Banks